US Science Journal PNAS: Researchers in China have found a new Swine G4 Flu(Flue), which could start a new epidemic. This fact has been revealed in a published study in the US Science Journal PNAS on Monday. This new type of flu is named G4 Flu and it is derived from the same strain of H1N1 extracted from pigs nasal, which caused the epidemic for humans in 2009.
US Science Journal PNAS: G4 Flu will become an epidemic
Researchers in China have found a new type of swine flue, which could start a new epidemic. This fact has been revealed in a published study in the US Science Journal PNAS on Monday. This new type of flu is named G4 Flu and it is derived from the same strain of H1N1, which had a pandemic in 2009. Scientists at China’s Center of Disease Control and Prevention have discovered this. They say that this new type has all the symptoms of infecting humans.
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Nasal swab of 30,000 pigs were tested
Explain that between 2011 and 2018, as per US Science Journal PNAS, researchers had taken 30,000 pigs nasal swab from 10 Chinese provinces and Veterinary hospitals, out of which they had isolated 179 swine flu viruses. Most of these viruses are of a new type, which has been found on a large scale in pigs after 2016.
After this, the researchers conducted many experiments on this virus on the naval. Since these symptoms like fever, cough, and sneeze are quite common from humans, therefore, Naval is very much used in flu tests. In this research, it was revealed that G4 Flu caused more infection in Naval than other flu viruses. The test also revealed that the compatibility of the body’s resistance to seasonal flu is not very effective against the G4 Flu.
Epidemic for humans
Blood tests conducted by researchers have found that antibodies were made after coming in contact with the virus, but 10.4 percent of the people working on the pig’s farm had already been infected. It was also found that 4.4 percent of the general population has also been affected by it. This means that the G4 Flu virus has passed from animals to humans. But there is no evidence that it can pass from humans to humans or not. Researchers believe that this virus present in the human body can increase its adaptability according to their body, which increases the risk of epidemic in humans. Scientists have advised us to monitor people working with pigs strictly.